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Georgia is quite the “party girl”! She is a 2 year old Pointer mix (possibly with Pit Bull Terrier) that greets every person with wild body wiggles and a big “smile” on her face. She is an enthusiastic dog that loves to be on the move playing fetch or running through the agility course. At 45 pounds, this girl is a superb athlete with springs for legs (if only parkour was a dog sport!) and there is no doubt that she requires an athletic owner. Someone who likes to move and burn energy as much as she does! With ample exercise, she is pretty easy-going inside the home. Georgia is also quite smart and was recently trained in the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI) Program (see below). Her manners and focus have greatly improved, but she is still maturing and needs a patient and committed owner who will reinforce her training and have clear expectations. Although not often, Georgia can occasionally be insecure in unfamiliar situations, but positive reinforcement and praise work well to boost her confidence. Give Georgia the opportunity and she will make friends with any dog that is willing. She is a physical player and can be too rough for some dogs, but gets along well with everyone. She particularly loves games of chase! Georgia is a delight and will make someone a fun companion. She is probably too exuberant for younger children so we recommend an active home with older children or adults. She does require a home without cats. Georgia will graduate from the IDAPI Program on Saturday, September 9, 2017 (apply below).
Georgia is currently in training in the Inmate Dog Alliance Project of Idaho (IDAPI Program) where she lives with and is trained by inmates at one of the Idaho correctional centers. During this two-month period, the dogs live with the inmates in a prison setting and are trained daily in basic obedience. They are also house, leash and crate trained. The dogs are frequently taught a number of fun tricks such as shake with both paws, bow, spin, speak, sit up, crawl, wave, play dead and many times can also perform some agility commands. They also learn to be good indoor companions while at the same time, they get to interact, play and bond with the other dogs in the program. At the end of the training period, these dogs are evaluated to make sure that they have been trained to do all of their required commands.
To apply for one of these dogs, you must complete an IDAPI application and, if selected as a potential adopter, a phone interview will be conducted just prior to the dog’s graduation. If chosen, you will then be asked to attend a 2-hour workshop where you will meet the dog and also learn the commands that the dog knows and how to work with her. For more information about this dog or any dog in the IDAPI program, please contact Stefanie at the Idaho Humane Society at 208-331-8552 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can apply for this dog at the following link:
CLICK HERE to fill out an IDAPI adoption application online!